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Why ESG Is Part of Our Agenda

Speaking at the SCOR Annual Conference 2018, Ian Kirk, our Group Chief Executive, explained why it is important to embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into business, inspired by the United Nations Principles for Sustainable Insurance.

With an unmatched Pan-African footprint, we have a strategic role to play in the sustainable development of emerging markets – particularly in Africa, which continues to face mounting ESG pressure. This includes, for example, environmental pressure such as water shortages and climate change and an increasing risk protection gap. As such, there is a need to improve insurance resilience and provide new solutions to the markets. Our current initiatives include:

By incorporating ESG considerations into our thinking, we will ensure we are properly positioned to make a real difference for another 100 years.

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